Tag: Electric scooters

Jan 18, 2021 - 12:27 pm

Silence scooters to hit UK streets

The Spanish electric scooter manufacturer Silence is set to hit UK streets this month. A four-model range will be on sale, with prices ranging from £2,695 to £4,995.

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Jan 13, 2021 - 02:24 pm

Free Now to offer only electric rides by 2030

BMW and Daimler’s Free Now mobility platform aims to achieve carbon neutrality in all key European markets by 2030 and is committing more than 100 million euros in resources over the next five years to the shift toward e-mobility.

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Jan 8, 2021 - 12:03 pm

Complaints in Canberra on use of electric scooters

There have been a number of negative experiences with electric scooters in the Australian capital Canberra, which were introduced for hire there in August. A report has now surfaced citing the dangers of electric scooter use in the city.

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Jan 5, 2021 - 02:09 pm

Ford to improve scooter AI

Ford plans to equip electric kick- scooters from its micromobility subsidiary Spin with driver assistance systems in cooperation with Drover AI. Together, they aim to bring Level 2 automation to electric scooters.

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Nov 27, 2020 - 11:34 am

The sound of scooters

Electric scooter sharing company Tier will add sound to its vehicles to alert blind and partially sighted people of their approach. The company has partnered with national charity Thomas Pocklington Trust (TPT) to design the feature and roll it out across its fleet in 2021.

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Nov 11, 2020 - 02:11 pm

BMW reveals near-series e-scooter model CE 04

BMW’s motorcycle unit BMW Motorrad has demonstrated the near-series development of the Concept Definition CE 04 first presented in 2017. The company describes the micromobility vehicle as the “link between the analogue and digital worlds of the user.”

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Nov 4, 2020 - 02:18 pm

VW & Greece to build e-mobility pilot island

The VW group and the Greek government have agreed to establish a “pioneering mobility system” on the Mediterranean island of Astypalea. To this end, the island’s current transport system is to be converted to electric vehicles and regenerative energies.

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Oct 20, 2020 - 12:34 pm

Inflatable electric scooter starts to look serious

After news about an inflatable electric scooter made the rounds from Japan last year, the project has continued development, showcasing even more advantages from such unusual materials. The makers of the ‘Poimo’ have announced they found a way to create individualised inflatable electric vehicles in many different shapes.

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Sep 1, 2020 - 04:52 pm

Kumpan releases two fast electric scooters

The German electric scooter brand Kumpan Electric has presented its first models with a top speed of more than 45 kph. The ’54 ignite’ with a top speed of 100 kph will be delivered immediately, production of the 70 kph variant is scheduled to start in the fourth quarter.

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Sep 1, 2020 - 03:46 pm

Unu begins sales of 2nd generation e-scooter

The Berlin-based electric scooter manufacturer Unu has started regular sales of the new model via its online store after completing the pre-order phase. The first e-scooters are to be delivered in October.

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Aug 12, 2020 - 10:44 am

An end to an electric scooter lawsuit

At one point during the electric scooter plagiarism dispute between Piaggio and Kumpan Electric, the Italian manufacturer Piaggio had a Kumpan trade show stand confiscated by police.

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Jul 12, 2020 - 03:11 pm

E-scooter trials could see the UK move beyond EU rules

As the UK fast-tracks the e-scooter trials, the new regulation just being tested could lead to a more generous classification of light electric vehicles than applied across the EU. It could see not only e-scooters but also light electric mopeds without type-approval being allowed.

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Jun 30, 2020 - 03:48 pm

Acciona expands scooter sharing to Rome

The Spanish company Acciona has expanded its electric scooter sharing to Rome. Operations will kick off in the Italian capital with 500 vehicles. According to Acciona, it already has more than 10,000 electric scooters in sharing use in various cities.

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Jun 29, 2020 - 06:41 pm

Austria boosts EV and charge point subsidies

The Austrian government is increasing purchase premiums and subsidies for charging infrastructure for zero-emission and plug-in hybrid vehicles from 1 July. This includes zero-emission and plug-in hybrid cars, zero-emission heavy and light commercial vehicles, zero-emission buses, and electric two-wheelers – including e-motorbikes, mopeds, e-bikes and e-cargo bikes. 

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Jun 25, 2020 - 11:26 am

Segway to stop producing the Segway PT

An era comes to an end: Segway ends production of its self-balancing electric stand-up scooter PT (Personal Transporter) next month in July. The Segway PT has apparently been much less commercially successful than hoped. In 2017, Segway entered the business of lighter and less expensive electric scooters.

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Jun 15, 2020 - 02:25 pm

Mahindra to discontinue GenZe

GenZe, the US subsidiary of the Indian car manufacturer Mahindra specialises on electric scooters and electric bicycles. GenZe is on the verge of collapse and Mahindra plans to dissolve the subsidiary within the next six months, reabsorbing the intellectual property rights for various other projects.

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May 29, 2020 - 11:10 am

Lime scraps Jump e-bikes

Lime recently took over Uber’s electric bike and scooter business under the Jump brand. It was now revealed that thousands of the red Jump pedelecs are being scrapped.

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May 5, 2020 - 04:14 pm

Tier Mobility integrates Bosch’s old e-scooter fleet

About two months after taking over the electric scooters of Bosch’s discontinued scooter sharing service Coup, Tier Mobility is now starting to build up their multimodal service in Berlin. Also, the electric scooters are soon to be offered in two more cities.

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Apr 27, 2020 - 04:19 pm

Malta launches clean vehicle scheme

The Maltese government is providing 3.5 million euros in subsidies for the changeover to cleaner vehicles. Grants are to be given to anyone who de-registers and scraps their old combustion engine, while grants of between 400 and 6,000 euros are available for electric vehicles ranging from pedelecs to cargo bikes and cars.

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Apr 3, 2020 - 03:13 pm

E-scooter maker Kumpan Electric gets €3M for expansion

InnoEnergy is investing around three million euros in e-bility, the manufacturer behind the German electric scooter brand Kumpan Electric. The goals of the cooperation are the further development of e-bility’s product and service range and faster market launch in other European countries.

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Feb 28, 2020 - 01:47 pm

Škoda Auto’s BeRider e-scooters return to Prague

This month, the green-painted electric scooters from the BeRider sharing initially launched through Škoda Auto’s DigiLab will return to the centre of Prague and in much greater numbers. This follows the completion of a successful pilot project exploring the potential for the service in the Czech capital.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2021/01/18/silence-scooters-to-hit-uk-streets/
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